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Local Food Systems Program Administrator

Company: Kansas State University
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Local Food Systems Program Administrator

Department: 3670010270 Coop Extension Administration

Job no: 514384

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Worksite: Remote required (must reside in US)

Categories: Administrative / Professional, Agriculture, Food Safety, Food Science, Food Systems

Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

The Local Food Systems Program Administrator will be responsible for directing a USDA Regional Food Systems Partnership grant to elevate and provide support to local and regional food systems across the state.

  • Coordinate key Kansas local and regional food system activities, including hosting monthly calls between project team partners, organize local food systems conventions, compile information on local food system projects and implement project evaluation components.

  • Manage stakeholder relationships and communication methods with both internal and external project partners.

  • Implement a marketing strategy; assist in developing promotional materials, provide training to local partners during the annual Local Food Systems Summit, create training and resources to meet the needs of local food system practitioners.

  • Oversee a Project Coordinator and annual report about local food system impacts and projects from the workforce development program.

    Why Join Us:

    K-State Research and Extension improves Kansans' lives, livelihoods and communities through education, research, engagement and leadership. With scientists, educators and volunteers in each of the state's 105 counties, our professionals strive to make the university's research and scientific accomplishments accessible and relevant to every household.

    We accomplish this through programming and educational resources designed to address the state's Grand Challenges. We focus on issues such as conserving Kansas' water and natural resources, advancing agriculture and food systems, developing the state's future leaders and helping Kansans thrive through economic, health and community enriching efforts.

    However, what we do is not contained only within state borders. Our work with regional, national and international organizations helps create positive impacts for millions of people through many different program areas.

    To learn more,

    Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

    We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

    Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

    What You'll Need to Succeed:

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to local food systems

      • Experience working in local and regional food systems in Kansas

      • Experience in working with local food growers, farmers markets, food hubs or other relevant local food system contexts

      • Evidence of success in project management

      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

      • Ability to manage and prioritize workload

      • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders, including the general public

      • Ability to work in diverse and changing environments

      • Ability to travel across Kansas

      • Evidence of effective ability to work and lead successful teams

        Other Requirements:

        • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

        • Valid driver's license and willingness to travel

          How to Apply:

          Please submit the following documents:

        • Letter of interest

        • Resume or curriculum vitae

        • Name, email, and phone number for three professional references

          Screening of Applications Begins:

          Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by January 18, 2023.

          Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

          $50,000 - $60,000

          Equal Employment Opportunity:

          Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

          Background Screening Statement:

          In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

          Advertised: Dec 20, 2022 Central Standard Time

          Applications close: Open until filled

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